Blizzard to release StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm on March 12

StarCraft-II-Logo

The huge gaming hit StarCraft II will get its first expansion on March 12, 2013, Blizzard Entertainment has confirmed.

The expansion will come nearly two years after the release of StarCraft II – another Blizzard gaming hit that sold 1.5 million copies in just two days. Heart of the Swarm will be available in three editions – Standard, which will be available for USD 39.99 on both DVD and digital download and Collector’s Edition, which will sell for USD 79.99 and will offer more content. The third edition will somewhat combine the two editions already mentioned – the Digital Deluxe Edition will be a download-only copy but will offer some of the extras that come with the Collector’s Edition – all for USD 59.99. In addition purchasers of the Standard Edition will be able to upgrade to the Digital Deluxe Edition for USD 20.

The Standard Edition will offer the expansion but what will you get if you purchase the more expensive editions? Here’s a breakdown:

The Digital Deluxe edition includes the following items:

*  StarCraft II Torrasque look for zerg Ultralisks

*  StarCraft II Battle.net Portraits and Decals customization assets

*  World of Warcraft Baneling in-game pet

*  Diablo III Blade Wings and Banner Sigil

The Collector’s Edition includes the following items as well as everything in the Digital Deluxe offering above:

*  Behind-the-scenes DVD/Blu-ray

*  Soundtrack CD

*  Heart of the Swarm hardcover art book

*  Zerg Rush mousepad

Aditionally the expansion will bring 20 new campaign missions. The multiplayer side of the game will offer a range of new weapons and units as well as existing units getting capability updates. Blizzard also says the expansion will bring unranked matchmaking, group and clan systems, a leveling system, Global Play, an improved user interface, the ability to replay multiplayer games and a new stats tracking system.

You can pre-purchase your Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm Standard and Digital Deluxe editions right now directly from Blizzard.


Source: Geek.com

Related posts

Iomega Announces New Features for StorCenter ix2 NAS Appliance For Home and Small Business Users

Iomega, an EMC company and a global leader in data protection, announced exciting new features for the Iomega® StorCenter™ ix2 Network Drive, including remote access and peer-to-peer file sharing, as well as ease-of-use enhancements that make the ix2 NAS appliance one of the most versatile home...

Apple to sell the new Mac Pro in December

Apple to sell the new Mac Pro in December

Apple has unveiled its plans to start selling the highly expected new Mac Pro computer in December. The new device captured attention earlier this year with its unusual round chassis and the powerful hardware inside. The new Mac Pro is going to be very powerful – it will come with 4-core...

Windows 8 reaches 1 per cent of usage, XP drops below 40 per cent

Net Applications, a company that measures operating system usage and trends, has published its latest findings regarding the operating system market. According to the latest report Windows 8 has reached 1.09 per cent of usage for the first time ever. In just one month of...

Leave a comment